Underwriter’s Laboratories, Incorporated is a company that was developed by the insurance industry to establish a national standard of excellence and certification for various products, equipment and services – including central stations.
UL’s Central Monitoring Station Certification program provides you, the consumer, with a convenient and reliable way to identify facilities that are currently tested and maintained to meet all applicable UL codes and standards. Not all facilities meet these stringent requirements, but HSMC does!
- Our UL rating enables us to provide certified monitoring across the nation for banks and hospitals; federal, state and municipal facilities; commercial and industrial properties; private residences, etc.
- HSMC meets or exceeds the strictest national standards within the security industry for performance, redundancy of receiving equipment, building construction, computer systems and power back-up provisions.
- We annually pass all random, unannounced UL inspections and re-certifications to assure continued compliance with their strict criteria.
- Insurance carriers throughout the United States recognize our UL rating, as evidence that we have attained that critical standard of excellence by which all Central Monitoring Stations are measured.
- HSMC can provide customers with a certificate verifying that they are being monitored by a UL approved Central Monitoring Station. Often they will be eligible for reduced insurance premiums, which can frequently offset a portion of their monitoring costs.
- UL requires comprehensive security measures for all approved monitoring facilities - with strictly limited access to the central station and special burglary alarm protection within the premises.
- In addition to the burglary alarm protection that UL requires for central stations, HSMC's own premises has an alarm system that also provides detection for fire, panic, medical alert, generator alert and gas detection. As an added safety measure, another UL Approved Central Monitoring Station monitors our entire facility!